A special decoration to welcome autumn
31 Oct 2019
All Saints' Day is celebrated around the world in very different ways. This is a great occasion to meet with family and friends in order to enjoy dinner and celebrate the autumn entrance together. These meetings are a fantastic time to decorate the home, and make your guests feel that they are at the best party!
How to decorate your house for Halloween
One of the most popular decorations on these dates is Halloween, a celebration of pagan origin that takes place on the night of October 31. For this occasion, the home must have a terrifying point: we will achieve it by creating chilling figures and using dim lighting.
It is not necessary to make a large investment, it will be enough to rescue some objects that you can find at home like old sheets to create ghosts or even an old wall clock. Pumpkins are also a great ally: you can cook a rich recipe while using its crust to design the classic Halloween heads. If you do not like the dark images, you can also pierce the pumpkins with beautiful drawings and use autumn leaves to decorate any corner.
Lighting plays a fundamental role in this type of decoration. You can put candles and dim lights to cast shadows on the wall. It is also possible to illuminate some objects such as the inside of balloons, pumpkins or even some mysterious chest. On YouTube you will find many tutorials where step by step crafts for Halloween are explained.
In addition, you can set your meeting with spooky music. We recommend some albums like the musical soundtrack of the movie “Nightmare before Christmas”, the album “Dead Man’s Bones” in which the artist Ryan Gosling participates, or the mythical hit “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.
Decorate your house for Día de Muertos
As we have pointed out at the beginning, this special day can be celebrated in many different ways. If you want to give a touch of joy to All Saints' Day you can decide on a Mexican-style decoration. The Día de los Muertos is one of the most important holidays in Mexico and is characterized by its great altars to commemorate loved ones.
To decorate your meeting in the Mexican style we suggest you apply a lot of color. You can manually create colorful flowers with materials such as crepe paper, light your home with candles and rescue beautiful sentimental objects to make your particular altar. The most representative figure of this party, the Catrina, consists of a beautiful skull around which hats and colorful flowers are placed. We invite you to inform you about the origin of this character given its great interest. This image will be a fundamental piece to bring to your home the Mexican tradition of the Día de los Muertos.
Los Montesinos also celebrates!
In Los Montesinos (Alicante) we also join in the celebration of these dates. A free activity day for children and adults takes place every year on October 31, November 1 and 2. One of the most desired attractions is the Casa del Terror, where a truly spooky decoration is prepared!